From: Waharoa,North Island,New Zealand
Registered: May 2010
posted January 26, 2017 10:27 PM
Hi all, I recently won on a NZ auction site Jesus Christ Superstar 400ft colour and sound. It's brilliant,it has the full version of the title track and 2 other songs before that. Is this the only version released or is there another one to look out for that has the songs "I don't know how to love him" or "Everything's alright" ?
-------------------- Cheers from me in New Zealand :-)
From: Milano, Italy
Registered: Jan 2004
posted January 27, 2017 01:45 AM
Hi Clinton, In Italy it was released as a "full" feature in super8 but... 1) it was completely red already 15 years ago 2) scope is cropped but the print is not pan & scan 3) there was at least one cut with missing seconds on each song
From: Greensboro, NC, USA
Registered: Dec 2007
posted January 27, 2017 12:14 PM
Yes Brian, the 100' version was part of Universal 8's Great Scenes Series, and "Jesus Christ Superstar" featured the title production number. It ran 4:41 minutes. I have found though that these 100' reels are notorious for turning red, except for the shower scene from "Psycho," the edited version of A&C's "Who's On First?" routine, and the creation of the "Bride of Frankenstein" which were in black and white lol!
From: Highland Mills, NY USA
Registered: Jun 2003
posted January 27, 2017 07:57 PM
I have a print on Super 8 that I got from Doc Doug Meltzer ( PHD in Cinemaphilia) a few years ago that has gone red. When I finally graduated to 16mm I was lucky enough to win one on Ebay, but it also has turned. I still watch them. I always thought Universal's editor showed some care when whittling this down to 17 minutes. Perhaps it was out of respect for the subject matter. Great show - Great movie - Great digest!
From: Croydon, London, UK
Registered: Aug 2004
posted January 28, 2017 04:11 PM
There's also a theatrical trailer that's hard to find. I got one from Derann although I have a feeling it was from a negative they obtained from another company, but one that they produced very few prints of. I reluctantly sold mine because to be honest I didn't think the trailer did justice to the film!